[Live-demo] Spatialite on version 6.0

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Fri May 11 12:19:05 PDT 2012

Hi Micha,

Thanks for this new script, I will test it before alpha2, so we can include
it by then.
The dev packages can be uninstalled at the end of the script...


On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Micha Silver <micha at arava.co.il> wrote:

>  Spatialite - like many projects - is moving along faster than the
> package maintainers can repackage. The components of the spatialite stack
> available for Ubuntu from the repos are nearly a year old, and some are not
> available yet at all (the new "readosm" tool and the library to connect to
> xls files).
> Previously, in 5.5 we had one package, spatialite-bin, and a few other
> pieces compiled in. Even then we were installing older versions.
> I've put together a new install_spatialite.sh script [1] which downloads
> and compiles the whole spatialite suite. It seems to be working well on a
> VM of the alpha1 build that Angelos has prepared. Before I suggest to push
> it into the build scripts, can others have a look, and try it out so the
> bugs surface?
> One caveat: to build all the components of the suite requires several dev
> packages that are not part of the default xubuntu distro. I install them
> all as part of the script, and this totals to around 20 MB of disk space.
> And worse, some of the spatialite components need a c++ compiler, also not
> part of xubuntu by default. When I install g++ we take a hit of another
> ~25MB of disk space.  I guess I should add a apt-get purge for all these
> additional development packages after the builds are done to recover disk
> space?
> Thanks,
> Micha
> [1] http://www.surfaces.co.il/dl/install_spatialite.sh
>  --
> Micha Silver
> GIS Consultant, Arava Development Co.http://www.surfaces.co.il
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens
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